On Tuesday, May 6th, Missouri City/Fresno’s Mission Houston CSA was able to minister in a significant way to 93 teachers, administrators and support staff at Ridgemont Elementary, located in Fort Bend ISD. Each one received a small tote-bag filled with personal items, stickers and other awards for their students. A custom designed mouse pad with the Ridgemont logo on it was also included. Perhaps the most enjoyed item of the day was the package of homemade cookies that each received as they viewed a video of themselves teaching throughout the year! Finally, the pastors of the Missouri City/Fresno CSA included a letter of appreciation and expressed commitment for future involvement through ministry and prayer. All were extremely well received!
Mary Green, Campus Improvement Specialist hired specifically by FBISD to improve teacher’s morale and skills and bring the school’s academic performance to a higher level, said that the church had made a meaningful deposit in the future of this school. She told one of the organizer’s there that the teachers would be skipping and smiling the rest of the day!
Churches participating were Baca Christian Center, Colony Creek Community Church, and Together We Stand. Each church provided a meaningful contribution- from money used to purchase items, to homemade cookies and labor to put the gifts together.
Honoring the teachers on Appreciation Day was just the beginning of this new and ongoing relationship. A Compassion Project in response to the 90 Days of Blessing our Community is currently in the planning stages for July 1-3.
If anyone is interested in being a part of this event, please contact David Carter of Youth for Christ at 713-385-4130/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Vickie Dalton at 832-439-9545/ email@example.com for details.